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Author Topic: Ok who has the cheapest balls  (Read 299 times)

Offline bldtrailer

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Ok who has the cheapest balls
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:00:00 PM »
Ok I'm cheap when plinking who has the best prices for round balls (.490) but in general without getting killed for shipping? $ 18.99 gander mountain ouch :-[
« Last Edit: May 16, 2018, 03:14:55 PM by bldtrailer »

Online Rob DiStefano

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Re: Ok who has the cheapest balls
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 03:52:00 PM »
nothing will be cheaper than casting yer own for the long run -  a cheap lee 4# pot, a lee .490 mould, some lead.  use a large spoon for a ladle.  done.  :thumbs:

Online doc nock

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Re: Ok who has the cheapest balls
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 08:19:14 AM »
Not to "polish apples" but I tend to agree with Rob... On retirement money, the investment was a bit high, but you can do it ONCE and get long term results if you tend to like to shoot a lot.. Powder is more expensive then lead/per #! :)

BTW, Back in my misspent youth, we used an OLD kitchen pot over a camp stove to melt lead and pour sinkers... No reason it'd not work for RBs (which as one chap I know laments "ROUND ball? What other shape do balls come in?" :) :o ::)

Offline okawbow

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Re: Ok who has the cheapest balls
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 03:49:09 PM »
Football shape? :-\

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Ok who has the cheapest balls
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 09:42:30 AM »
I still use an old stove and a cast iron kitchen pot, it works just fine for me and I can really knock out a bunch of balls in a short time.


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Online doc nock

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Re: Ok who has the cheapest balls
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 08:52:05 AM »
Football shape? :-\

Got me there! :):)

But is a foot ball really a ball?  I suppose so, but in school I was taught balls were spheres, so perhaps the majority rules?  (Golf, baseballs, basket, soccer, etc, etc, etc... )  :D

I've heard tell that if one would/could ride in the bore with a lead round ball, on ignition, it ends up being pushed so hard it changes shape as it travels down the bore, but I don't really know or care, long as it hit close to it's intended target

Offline Longhunter

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Re: Ok who has the cheapest balls
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 11:46:29 PM »
If you don't want to cast your own try The Gun Works in Washington, 541-741-4118 A nice lady named Susie will answer the phone. I've bought from them and the price and shipping wasn't bad. They also have a catalog.